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Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites, acquiring its service body line. (Photo courtesy of PalFleet)

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Reading Truck Group Acquires Four PalFleet Truck Equipment Sites

Reading Truck Group will assume customers, staff, and assets at four PalFleet sites: Council Bluffs, Iowa; Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn.

Products

ProscapeVan Truck Body

The ProscapeVan from Morgan Corporation is a truck body designed to meet the needs of lawn, landscape and nursery professionals.

Postiglione

News

Vanner Hires Business Development Manager for Engine Power Tech

Commercial vehicle power product supplier Vanner has hired Carl Postiglione as business development manager for its Revolution technology.

A.R.E. LSII Series tonnea cover on 2017-MY Honda Ridgeline (photo courtesy of A.R.E.)

Products

Truck Cap, Tonneau for 2017 Honda Ridgeline

A.R.E. has launched the the Z Series truck cap and LSII tonneau cover for the 2017 model-year Honda Ridgeline.

PECK

News

Dejana Names Business Development Manager

Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Company, LLC, announced the addition of Elizabeth Peck to its National Fleet Sales Team.

The Stellar 7621 Telescopic Service Crane was mounted on a Stellar service body and constructed by Pomona, Calif.-based Phenix Enterprises. (Photo: Mike Antich)

Articles

Learning to Operate a Crane

Bobit Business Media editors learned how to operate a truck-mounted crane with help from equipment manufacturer Stellar Industries and custom truck builder Phenix Enterprises.

An SLA that is overly rigid can have the unintendedconsequence of driving inefficient production. (PHOTO: Reading Truck Body)

Articles

10 Disadvantages to Using an Upfitter Service Level Agreement

Standardized delivery timelines stipulated in an SLA can create unrealistic expectations. Also, the relationship can become transactional in nature, with a risk of damaging the relationship if there are penalties for missed metrics.

Klinghoffer

News

Auto Truck Group Hires Midwest Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has hired Jeff Kinghoffer as a fleet sales manager for the Midwest territory, the upfitter has announced.

An SLA should include a quality assurance process to cover defects, warranty claims, or customer complaints. (Photo courtesy of RAM Trucks)

Articles

Benefits of a Service Level Agreement with Upfitters

This two-part article examines the pros and cons of a service level agreement (SLA) with an upfitter. Part 1 examines the advantages of an SLA and how to correctly structure its metrics. Part 2 will examine 10 potential disadvantages.

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